Wave Farm Newsroom

The Wave Farm Newsroom archives our organizational monthly email announcements. The WGXC Newsroom features extensive daily community news specific to New York's Upper Hudson Valley region.

Saturday

Jan

06

3:17 pm

Wave Farm Email Announcement January 2018

Jan 06, 2018 3:17 pm • Wave Farm Staff

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Thursday

Jan

04

10:50 pm

Radio News: Democrats may bring net neutrality to a vote

Jan 04, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Karl Bode at TechDirt reports that there will certainly be legal challenges once the Republicans at the Federal Communications Commission publish their order rolling back net neutrality. But Democrats...

Wednesday

Jan

03

10:50 pm

Radio News: Facebook busy scrubbing views governments don't want to see

Jan 03, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Glyn Moody at TechDirt reports that Vietnam has an internet army of 10,000. The country has an internet monitoring unit called "Force 47" looking over posts for anti-government views. Bloomberg report...

Tuesday

Jan

02

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC's net neutrality repeal is still a secret

Jan 02, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica reports that while the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules Dec. 14, the FCC has not yet released the repeal order. Apparently, though the vot...

Monday

Jan

01

10:50 pm

Radio News: Largest possible fine for Miami pirate

Jan 01, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Nate Anderson at Ars Technica reports that a Haitian pirate radio station near Miami, Radio Touche Douce (90.1-FM), has received the largest possible fine from the Federal Communications Commission, $...

Thursday

Dec

28

10:50 pm

Radio News: New search engine Audioburst works for sound

Dec 28, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Radio World reports that there is a new search engine designed for audio, called Audioburst. “Our system’s core technology listens in real-time to online sources of audio content, and processes it on...

Wednesday

Dec

27

10:50 pm

Radio News: Alerts coming for law enforcement issues

Dec 27, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

When the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules Dec. 14, they also added a "Blue Alert." While Amber Alert's detail missing children, Blue Alert's relay "information relate...

Tuesday

Dec

26

10:50 pm

Radio News: Dick Orkin, voice behind 'Chickenman,' dies

Dec 26, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Dick Orkin, the man behind the "Chickenman" radio serial and other shows, died Dec. 24 in California. “He had been struggling with health issues for a while and late...

Thursday

Dec

21

10:50 pm

Radio News: Norway turns off state radio and pirates emerge

Dec 21, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Paul Riismandel at Radio Survivor reports that while social media feeds that many people saw recently suggest Norway is shutting down its FM radio band, that is decidedly not the case. The government...

Wednesday

Dec

20

10:50 pm

Radio News: Defying most scientists, California warns about phone radiation

Dec 20, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Gabriel Bell at Slate rounds up scientific opinion on the dangers of radio frequency radiation. The Federal Drug Administration, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the May...

Tuesday

Dec

19

10:50 pm

Radio News: Republicans have a new version of net neutrality

Dec 19, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that now that the Federal Communications Commission has killed off net neutrality, Republicans in Congress are readying a replacement. And while the "Open Internet Preservation Ac...

Monday

Dec

18

10:50 pm

Radio News: MPR changes Prairie Home radio show name

Dec 18, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

The "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show announced Dec. 16 that it changed its name to "Live From Here" after former host Garrison Keillor was forced off Minnesota Public Radio after a sexual miscond...

Wednesday

Dec

13

10:50 pm

Radio News: Transmissions on Puerto Rico still intermittent

Dec 13, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

As of Dec. 13, the Federal Communications Commission reports that 17.6 percent of cell phone service is still out in Puerto Rico, since Hurricane Maria hit the island in late September. In the Virgin...

Tuesday

Dec

12

10:50 pm

Radio News: Main Studio Rules ends Jan. 8

Dec 12, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

The Communications Law blog reports that it is official. AM, FM, and broadcast television stations no longer have to have a studio in the area where they broadcast, as of Jan. 8, 2018. In October the...

Monday

Dec

11

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai jokes that he is a Verizon puppet

Dec 11, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Dell Cameron and Rhett Jones report at Gizmodo a week before the head of the Federal Communications Commission votes to eliminate net neutrality, Ajit Pai joked about being a shill of the telecommunic...

Sunday

Dec

10

10:50 pm

Radio News: Radio New Zealand considers selling off AM assets

Dec 10, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

A Stuff.NewZealand report indicates that Radio New Zealand may soon stop AM radio broadcasting. "RNZ considers it is now time to work with stakeholders to develop plans to, either partially or complet...

Saturday

Dec

09

11:13 am

Wave Farm Email Announcement December 2017

Dec 09, 2017 11:13 am • Staff

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Thursday

Dec

07

10:50 pm

Radio News: U.S. military working on microwave weapon

Dec 07, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Sean Gallagher reports at Ars Technica about the U.S. Air Force's Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, or CHAMP, which would shoot bursts of microwave energy to disable...

Wednesday

Dec

06

10:50 pm

Radio News: Sound didn't cause Cuban attacks, but U.S. does not know what did

Dec 06, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

Beth Mole at Ars Technica reports that authorities don't know how 24 Americans were injured in mysterious attacks in Cuba recently. In August, U.S. authorities reported that American diplomats and the...

Tuesday

Dec

05

10:50 pm

Radio News: WIN is off the air

Dec 05, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

John Anderson at DIYmedia.net reports that the Workers Independent News radio segments are no more. The segments, often heard on the evening "All Together Now!" show on WGXC and many other stations, b...